The Charles Shulz Philosophy

”Be Yourself.  Everyone Else Is Taken!”

Hat tip to my wife for this one- finding inspiration is always enjoyable when it’s forwarded in an email 🙂

This philosophy,  incorrectly credited to Charles Shulz (not that it matters who said it) reminds us all it’s the little things and those closest to us in life who matter most.

Everything else is… peanuts!

Enjoy 🙂

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The Charles Schulz Philosophy
(Marvelous!! Scroll through slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy the full effect.)
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The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip.
You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Just read it straight through, and you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
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How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers.
They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies.
Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
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Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
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Easier?
The lesson:
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money…or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most.
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Pass this on to those people who have either made a difference in your life, or whom you keep close in your heart, like I did.
‘Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia!’
”Be Yourself.  Everyone Else Is Taken!”